Australian Government Reconstruction Inspectorate chairman John Fahey and members Martin Albrecht and Robyn Cooper inspect flood damage at Muddy Waters.
Australian Government Reconstruction Inspectorate chairman John Fahey and members Martin Albrecht and Robyn Cooper inspect flood damage at Muddy Waters. robyne cuerel

Govt reconstruction inspectorate runs eye over M'boro

ROADS and other public infrastructure were the main focus when the Australian Government Reconstruction Inspectorate visited the Fraser Coast this week.

The inspectorate was created in 2011 to scrutinise spending on flood repairs and on Tuesday took in the damage caused in both 2011 and this summer.

Their visit to the region was supposed to go ahead in February, where members would have been surveying repairs to damage caused by cyclones in the 2010-11 summer.

Instead, they surveyed damage from the multiple floods that have hit the Fraser Coast in the past two months as well as repairs from the 2011 floods.

Inspectorate chairman John Fahey said the group met with Fraser Coast Regional Council on Tuesday and had toured both Hervey Bay and Maryborough.

He said the team would inspect the Bruce Hwy between Maryborough and Bundaberg on Tuesday afternoon before flying out of Bundaberg.

Mr Fahey said the Fraser Coast and Bundaberg region had taken the most impact across Queensland in the latest weather events.

"I can understand the devastating impacts this has had on the community in recent weeks," he said.

"There is a long road ahead."